“My ultimate aim is to empower each student to embrace their individual musical vision, cultivate their inner musical ear, and explore various styles of classical music.”
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As a piano instructor since 2018, I have come to appreciate the uniqueness of each student and musician. Understanding that no two individuals are the same, I avoid rigid teaching strategies and instead tailor my instruction to cater to the student's distinct personality and skills. My ultimate aim is to empower each student to embrace their individual musical vision, cultivate their inner musical ear, and explore various styles of classical music. I believe in fostering the growth of the whole musician, recognizing that it goes beyond the sum of its parts. My approach focuses on providing a highly personalized learning experience that nurtures, educates, and encourages creative individuals to reach their fullest potential. I am dedicated to creating a supportive environment where students can thrive and achieve the highest level of success on their musical journey.
Name: Demetry (Full name will be provided upon registration)
During my six years of professional study at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts (Grade 10 RCM, 2016) and the University of Ottawa (BMus, 2021). I have been fortunate to participate in masterclasses led by esteemed pianists like Janina Fialkowska, Andre Laplante, and Angela Hewitt.
I have had the privilege of performing at numerous concerts for diverse audiences. These performances have allowed me to share the beauty of music and bring joy to both large and intimate gatherings, leaving a lasting impact on those who have experienced it. Additionally, I have expanded my training at prestigious music festivals, including the Orford Music Festival in Quebec and the Adamant Music School in Vermont, US. A particularly memorable experience was my invitation to study with the esteemed French pianist Jean-Paul Sevilla in Paris, France, in 2019. These enriching opportunities have shaped my musical journey and deepened my passion for the art of piano playing.
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in your home
Demetry is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Demetry can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.